This was a good anthology and I enjoyed all six of the stories, some to a greater extent than others, but all were fun to read. I'm going to be writing mini reviews for each of the books, just giving a little insight into what I enjoyed and what I felt needed a little more work.
Shimmer - I enjoyed this story, it wasn't my favourite from the anthology, but it was fun and you can't go wrong with a good mermaid story! It was short and sweet and I liked the ambiguous, fairytale-esque ending. Between - I liked the idea for this story but I didn't have a great connection with the MC and I was left feeling a bit unsatisfied. I didn't get enough information about what was going on to understand or empathise with the MC's behaviour. However, I did enjoy the genie mythology. Sunset Moon - I loved the lore in this story. It wasn't something I'd really come across before and it was nice having a story encompassing some of the beliefs of a different culture. The characters were enjoyable and real, as were the different situations in the story. The Maker - This was an interesting story and was definitely very dark compared to the rest of the anthology. Again, I found the golem mythology really interesting as it wasn't something I'd read before and I felt the book had quite a dark fairytale air to it. A Beautiful Mourning - I really enjoy mythology involving gods/goddesses and this was no exception. One of my favourite things about this story was that even though it was short, I got a really good feeling for the mythology and story behind the characters. The story was really sweet and I really liked the characters and writing style. The Barricades - This was my favourite book in the anthology. I loved the story and the characters and even though it was a formula we've seen before, I like how the author put their own little twists and made it their own. My own problem was that it was so short and I wanted more!